Lafayette Lucifer Salter (1893 - 1963) MP

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Place of Burial: Afton, Clermont, Ohio, United States
Birthplace: Fallsburg, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Cause of death: emphysema related to war injuries
Occupation: Farmer, metal polisher
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About Lafayette Lucifer Salter

Lafayette Salter also went by the name of Lafe. He was born on February 15, 1893 at Fallsburg, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and lived in Louisa, Lawrence, Kentucky. He was the son of Thomas Van Salter and Sarah Jane Salmons. He married Bertha Knipper Barber on 12 October 1920. She died in childbirth on Feb. 6, 1924. Lafayette Salter married Florence Louise Boyle on 14 February 1925. He died in November 1963, at age 70, at the.Veterans Adm. Medical Center, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio USA

Lafayette Salter was reported as "Missing from his home" on November 9, 1903. It is not clear if he ran away or was lost. This happened not long after the family moved from Lawrence County, Kentucky to Ohio.

Lafayette Salter appeared on the Lawrence County School Census in 1899. He appeared on the census of 15 June 1900 at Lawrence County, Kentucky, listed as Lafeyette age 7 born February 1893 living in home of father. He appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Hamilton County, Ohio, listed as Lafayette age 26 living in home of mother. Lafayette Salter appeared on the census of 17 April 1930 at Hamilton County, Ohio, listed as Lafayette age 37 married at age 28, head of house. In 1941 he was working as a Buffer at Corcoran-Brown Lamp Division. He later owned a farm in Clermont County, Ohio.

Lafayette enlisted in the infantry on January 26, 1918, in World War I, and received an honorable discharge September 2, 1919. He served at Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Muese-Argonne, all in France (Serial number 1939667).

Child of Lafayette Salter and 1st wife Bertha Knipper Barber:

  • Lafayette Salter, stillborn, d. 06 Feb 1924, Kenton County, Kentucky.

Children of Lafayette Salter and 2nd wife Florence Louise Boyle

  • Margaret Helena Salter, b. 06 Sep 1923, Cincinnati, Ohio, d. 09 Jul 1999, Williamsburg, OH. Married Jacob Bucher.
  • Edward Francis Salter b. 1925, d. 02 Jul 2001, Inverness, Florida. Married twice.
  • Ann Louise Salter, b. 1927, d. 2011. Married Frank Kremm
  • Rose Marie Salter b. 1930, d. 1987. Married Richard Frazier.

Residence 1: 1900, Lawrence County, Kentucky (Upper Louisa Precinct)

Residence 2: 1910, Cincinnati, Ohio with mother and brother George

Residence 3: 1912, 222 E. 13th Street (rear), Cincinnati, Ohio.

Residence 4: 1920, Boal Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

Residence 5: Aft. 1941, Batavia, Clermont County, Ohio.

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Lafe Salter's Timeline

February 15, 1893
Fallsburg, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States
October 19, 1920
Age 27
KY, United States
September 6, 1923
Age 30
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
February 14, 1925
Age 31
November 27, 1963
Age 70
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Batavia, Clermont, Ohio, United States